The background of Keno

by Eden on April 2nd, 2018

Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a financial resource for his declining forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a national shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick fix for the economic calamity and to create income for his military. He thusly created the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with eighty numbers in almost all of American based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of succeeding are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you will win quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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